2 Samuel 12: A sinner restored


  • Burden of sin
  • Repentance for sin
  • Forgiveness of sin
  • Chastisement for sin


If you know you’re a sinner; if you know the heavy weight of sin, if you have a deep desire for forgiveness and have agonised over how God sees a child who has sinned grievously against Him, then this is one of the most important chapters of the bible for you. David has committed adultery with Bathsheba, he could not trick Uriah into thinking the baby was his, so David conspired to have him killed. The last words of the last chapter are these, ‘But the thing that David had done displeased the LORD.’ David is backslidden and God in His grace will now confront and restore David. The chapter is very instructive for us as we consider the burden of sin during that year David not repent. David’s repentance of sin and what repentance looks like. The fact that God forgives sin. And finally, the fact that the holy God chastens His children for sin.